Your primary residence. A vacation home. An investment property. When it comes to investments, real estate continues to be one of the more relatively safe bets. On the luxury side, investors typically focus on exclusive, unique, eclectic properties or sit in ideal locations (think beachfront properties like homes, condos, or townhomes).

Put another way: Luxury properties are not all about the price. Investing in a luxury property means buying a property that offers unique and exclusive amenities—for example, location, location, location (you knew we were going to go there). Luxury homes in the Tampa area typically are near the water and have access to activities such as high-end shopping, dining, the arts, and outdoor enthusiast areas. Being in close…

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Entrepreneurs. Artists. Beach lovers. Retirees. When you think of who calls St. Petersburg, Florida home, it is everyone and anyone who is drawn to a community that features front-porch neighborhoods, artsy buildings, a walkable downtown area, and the best in arts, parks, and recreation.

Where do you start? The beaches. The weather. The diversity. The museums and festivals and music and nightlife. The sports. Known as “The Sunshine City,” St. Pete is an eclectic mix of all the traits above, complemented by 244 miles of the most beautiful beaches in the country along Tampa Bay, Boca Ciega Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and the breathtaking Intracoastal Waterways.

Loving the Arts

There is always something happening and always something to do. If you love…

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One of the best beaches in the country. Powdery sugar-white sand you can sink your toes into. Water you can see through. The shops. The restaurants. The parks. The schools and job market. If you want to know how and why Clearwater, Florida, is one of the best places to live and work, you better have some time to talk.

Strategically and majestically located at the top of the Pinellas Peninsula, Clearwater borders the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the bay to the east. The area ranked as one of Livability’s “2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live” and on the list of Tripadvisor’s best beaches is part of the greater Tampa Bay community.

Living in Clearwater gives you the feel of a beach town without all the big city madness. If you’re looking for the perfect…

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Get ready. Get set. Go. Your house is on the market. Are you ready to show? Have you done everything you’ve needed to open the proverbial floodgates?

 

House is clean. Check.

Notices sent. Check.

Social media strategy set. Check.

Coordination with realtors in play. Check.

 

Here’s the thing: If you’re putting your home on the market in the Tampa or St. Pete area, you are going to get traffic—both via digital home tours and in-person. Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg is among the most attractive home markets in the country right now. That is not going to be an issue at all.

The thing you want in your corner—the part of the process that really kicks everything into gear—is that “wow” factor. What does your home offer that no other home…

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How do you get your home "tour" ready? That is the question. And while the answer still centers on the age-old premises of cleaning and decluttering, some of the strategies and techniques for Tampa and St. Pete home sellers have transformed over the past few years.

You need to move fast. Let people know. Get your real estate agent involved. Show that your house can be the foundation for the next owner's legacy. Each of those are vital pieces to the puzzle.

Some of the changes—that transformation—come as a result of the recent pandemic. So while you can still have prospective buyers stroll through an open house, the whole home tour process continues to move more digital.

More real estate agents are doing virtual tours, which rely heavily on social…

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The Tampa Bay real estate market is attracting attention as one of the top regions in the country for relocation and investing and continues to grow. With life resurging after the pandemic and businesses regaining their strength, many real estate developments are in full gear.


Pendry Residences Tampa

Located in the heart of Tampa's dynamic downtown, the Pendry Residences Tampa creates an urban oasis along the city's popular Riverwalk waterfront district. Expected to open to residences in 2025, the high-end homes are in high demand and will be located on the top floors of the exclusive Pendry Hotel. The Pendry Tampa will feature 220 guestrooms and suites and 207 Pendry Residences, where homeowners will have a private residential lobby,…

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$3,250,000 | 168 13th Avenue NE | St. Petersburg, FL
Sharon Kantner & Brian Waechter
Old Northeast | European Contemporary Flare | 5 Beds | 5 Bath | 4,176 SF | Private Guest Quarters
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4121 W San Pedro Street | Tampa, FL
Stephen Gay Group
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Tia Hockensmith & Sharon Kantner
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Dritan Shkupi
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Cuban Pathways at the Tampa Bay History Center

All Month Long

Taíno Indians, enslaved Africans, Chinese laborers and pastel-wearing U.S. tourists all traveled to and from Cuba over the last 500 years. Their experiences and labors made the largest island in the Caribbean a hub of the modern Atlantic World. Cuban Pathways tells the stories of these individuals and more, whose toil, vacations and political crusades shaped the island’s modern history.

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July 4th Boat Parade and Fireworks on the Tampa Riverwalk

Monday, July 4th, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Celebrate July 4th with Friends of the Riverwalk as they host the 2nd Annual July 4th Boat Parade and Blessing of the Fleet. Boats will be decked out in red,…

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"The Fourth" Independence Day Celebration at the Pier

Monday, July 4th, 4p.m. - 10p.m. | The St. Pete Pier

The second annual extravaganza brings a festival feel to Spa Beach Park on Independence Day with a fun run, vendor market, food trucks, craft beer garden, live music, and of course, fireworks. Attendance is free, though VIP tickets are available, and the fireworks show at 9 p.m. will be visible throughout the downtown waterfront.

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Celeste Barber at The Mahaffey

Thursday, July 14th | The Mahaffey

Celeste Barber is one of the world’s most popular comedians, and tickets are on sale now for her world tour show “Fine, Thanks.” Hailed as the “Australian Queen of Comedy”, Barber released her…

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St. Petersburg Neighborhood Guide: Best Neighborhoods In St. Pete, FL


The music. The art. The beach. The sports. If you’re looking for a little bit of everything—and a little more—the neighborhoods in and around St. Petersburg has it all. From the artsy, brick-lined streets, to the beaches and waterfront jaunts, and shopping, restaurants, bars and cultural attractions of the downtown area, St. Petersburg continues to be a place people want to call home.


If you’re in the mood for art and history, check out the Salvador Dali Museum. You want a taste of the beach scene, head out to the 26-acre St. Pete Pier. And if you just want to hang out and bide your time in a community-like atmosphere, take a stroll in the ever-active downtown scene.


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